Update from Birmingham City Council on Small Heath School Situation

Dear friends, I thought I would share with you the following update I have received today from Birmingham City Council on the situation at Small Heath school. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place […]

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Photos from Health Centres Summit – Friday 22nd January

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Dear friends, Today I hosted a Health Centres summit with Birmingham’s NHS leaders as well as the Council, Jobcentre and third sector groups to get two of Hodge Hill’s new health centres fully up and running. Here are a few photos from the summit:

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Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits

Photograph of Liam Byrne with Evelyn Tustin

**Immediate Release**                                                                                                                             15/01/2016 Byrne pledges to fight government’s cuts to disability benefits Liam Byrne MP has today pledged to continue fighting the government’s plans to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for those with a disability. The most recent figures from the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that this cut will affect up to […]

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January 15th, 2016

Government backs Byrne’s plan for world class Birmingham burial services

**ImmediateRelease**                                                                                                                             09/12/2015 Government backs Byrne’s plan for world class Birmingham burial services The government has backed Liam Byrne MP’s call for world class burial services for deceased loved ones in Birmingham. The support from the government follows a campaign by Mr Byrne to improve burial services for his constituents. Mr Byrne has been campaigning for […]

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My report on Neighbours United: Faith Leaders Summit – 4 December 2015

  Dear friend   Neighbours United: Faith Leaders Summit    I write to brief you on the outcome of our first Hodge Hill faith leaders summit last week.   At our meeting I explained that there is a clear need in Hodge Hill to strengthen relationships between neighbours across our community. Levels of social trust […]

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Why I won’t support David Cameron’s plans for air-strikes in Syria – 2 December 2015

  Why I won’t support David Cameron’s plans for air-strikes in Syria   Dear friend   Can I thank you for getting in touch with your views on today’s vote on David Cameron’s plan for air-strikes in Syria. I am writing to tell you I will not support the government’s plan – and I want […]

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HS2 concede fresh talks are needed on Washwood Heath site

**Immediate Release** – Thursday 26 November 2015 HS2 concede fresh talks are needed on Washwood Heath site HS2 today conceded in Parliament that fresh talks are needed to maximise jobs at the old LDV-Alstom site at Washwood Heath – currently earmarked for a marshalling yard. The railway firm made the concession at an extraordinary hearing […]

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Statement on West Mids Devolution Deal – 17 November 2015

  Dear friends,   You will have seen the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has announced it’s deal with the Government to see more powers and funding brought to our region. You can read the Birmingham Post coverage of the news by clicking here: I have today released a statement on behalf of […]

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